Detection of fastidious vaginal bacteria in women with HIV infection and bacterial vaginosis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology, Volume 2009, p.236919 (2009)


2009, Adult, Chi-Square Distribution, Clinical Research Division, Female, HIV Infections, HIV-1, Humans, Hydrogen-Ion Concentration, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Regression Analysis, RNA, Viral, Sensitivity and Specificity, Statistics, Nonparametric, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Vagina, Vaginosis, Bacterial, Virus Shedding


Fastidious bacteria have been associated with bacterial vaginosis (BV) using PCR methods. We assessed the prevalence of these bacteria in HIV-1 infected women and their relationship with vaginal pH and shedding of HIV-1 RNA.